We are an international constellation of poets, writers, educators and advocators of literary arts. Above all, we are friends who believe art’s ultimate goal is to create the union between the material and the mystical. This is why art exists and this is why we, the Unamuno Author Series, exist.
Every month, we bring acclaimed poets to Madrid. Our poets discuss the power of poetry at King’s College and Instituto International, to inspire young writers, then continue the discussion with a larger audience at Vaughan Radio. Finally, poets gather in the intimate setting of Desperate Literature, renowned international bookshop with a dedicated community of patrons, for live readings in Spanish and English. Poets have open dialogue with our audience to build lasting friendships based on humility and creative expression.
We seek to explore the mystical connection between poetry and the human spirit. We, Unamuno Author Series, are finding our soul in poetry.
“As a poet, I’m trying to create a bridge of empathy with my audience through the poem which I hope will speak to our shared humanity and the universal emotions we all share—love, loss, joy, etc., regardless of the specifics of my life or of the audience’s lives.”
–Richard Blanco, The Writer’s Chronicle, September 2018